Full detailed profile on Belle Black Kiriakis Brady Played by Martha Madison on Days of Our Lives Daytime Soap Opera.
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Belle Black Kiriakis Brady
Actor: Martha Madison
Who played Belle Black Kiriakis Brady over the years
Martha Anne Madison (August 10, 2004 - February 2008)
Useful information on Belle Black Kiriakis Brady
* Name is actually Isabella Black (Belle for short).
Current: Nursing student
Past: Fashion designer
Past: College student
Past: High school student
Belle Black was born at the Horton Cabin, delivered by her father, John Black and Kristen Blake. Belle is the result of an affair that Marlena had with John, while married to Roman Brady. This was not known right away, because Belle's half sister, Sami switched the paternity test results in order to keep Marlena and Roman together. When this didn't work, Sami tried to sell Belle on the black market!
Eventually, the truth came out, as it always does, and Roman and Marlena divorced. Marlena ended up marrying John.
Belle almost died when she was younger. In an attempt to kill Marlena, Kristen Blake poisoned chocolate with penicillin. Belle ate it and became gravely ill. Belle was saved by Roman Brady.
Belle grew up to be a lovely girl. She was friendly with Jason Welles, Jan Spears, Mimi Lockhart, Philip Kiriakis, Shawn -Douglas Brady and Chloe Lane. Belle and her step-brother, Brady Black got themselves into hot water a few times, with Belle ending up in a coma and then with amnesia.
Her memory recovered and she started a youthful love affair with Shawn Brady. The two were both virgins but when on a school trip to Puerto Rico, Jan Spears was raped and impregnated by the rapist (Nichole Walker's father) and so Shawn decided to lie and pretend that he was the father of Jan's child. He wanted to protect Jan, but ended up pushing Belle away. When Jan showed her true colors to Belle and the two argued, Jan fell down the stairs and lost the baby. It was found out that Shawn was not the father of the child and he and Belle got back together. They were fine until Cassie DiMera became obsessed with Shawn. Trouble began, and while the two tried to make it work, they had difficulties.
Shawn and Belle vowed to wait for each other, sexually, until marriage. Belle lied for her mother during the Salem Stalker storyline. Shawn and Belle were at odds because of her lie and they grew apart. Shawn took off on his motorbike one summer night and never came back. Belle was devastated and while Shawn was being held captive by crazed Jan Spears, Belle was being consoled by Philip Kiriakis.
Shawn tried to escape Jan several times and was in pain when she showed him photos of Belle in Philip's arms. Shawn finally escaped but when he got home, Belle and Philip were already moving on together. Belle had made love with Philip. When Shawn and Belle were trapped in a barn together, the cold winter air forced them to remove their clothes and lie together for heat. The two were so out of it with hypothermia that they made love without remembering it later. Philip and Mimi found the two and later Belle married Philip while Shawn and Mimi Lockhart got together.
Belle never truly got over Shawn and her love kept her tortured while she overheard Mimi and Shawn make love in their loft. She prepared to leave Philip but found out she was pregnant. With the help of her parents, she decided to stand by Philip.
Belle gave birth to Claire, and suffered post-partum depression. Claire had serious health concerns, and needed a transplant, which she got from Shawn's little brother Zack, who was hit by a car and had died at the same time that Claire was ill.
Claire turned out to be a healthy girl, and eventually the truth came out that Shawn was the father of Claire. Mimi knew all along and never told anyone, as did Kate and Victor, and their relationships were strained for a long time after. When Philip found out that he was not Claire's father, he tried to run with her. The police caught up to him, and Belle left him right away. Belle moved in with her parents, while Philip left town to go back into the merchant marines. Belle and Shawn continued a difficult relationship, with Shawn dating Willow Stark - an ex-hooker. Shawn got himself into a lot of trouble, while Belle tried to figure out where she fit in. Shawn eventually came to his senses and made his way back to being a man that Belle could trust. Philip came back to Salem when his jeep was bombed. He needed plastic surgery to repair his face, and now looks like a whole new man: The old Philip Kiriakis from their childhood! Philip came back as a bitter man, and had his father Victor pay off a few people to make Shawn and Belle look like bad parents. They paid a woman to take Claire and then bring her back to her parents to make it look as though Claire wandered off. Victor and Philip have just gained temporary custody of Claire. The couple has 60 days in order to show that they can be better parents, or Philip gets sole custody of Claire, while Shawn and Belle get visitation.
Belle and Shawn kidnapped Claire and took her out of the country, where a chase ensued. They returned to Salem, Philip promised to lay off from wanting to take Claire away from them and Shawn asked Belle to be his bride. During their engagement, Belle struggled with some residual feelings for Philip and they slept together once, after John Black "died". She regretted it but they carried on with kissing until she put a stop to that and decided she only wanted Shawn. Shawn's mother, Hope, suspected Belle of cheating with Philip and urged her to tell Shawn the truth. Despite her guilty conscience, Belle and Shawn got married on Thanksgiving 2007. After the truth about her affair with Philip finally came out, Shawn and Belle separated.
When Claire was kidnapped January 2008, Belle almost died after falling into the water down at the pier. Philip saved her life. She, Chloe, Philip and Shawn went after Crystal Miller, who took Claire to safety in New Ross, Ireland.
Belle and Shawn were reunited with Claire in Ireland. They also met Colleen Brady, who turned out to be John's mother, making her Belle's grandmother. Colleen confessed that she sent Crystal Miller to take Claire for her safety. Unfortunately, Colleen revealed that she was terminally ill and died shortly after. On the way home from Ireland, Belle and Shawn, along with everyone else that were flying back, faced a traumatic plane crash due to plane sabotage. Shawn's grandfather, Shawn Brady Senior, died as a hero on the plane.
Belle tried to comfort Shawn as they returned to Salem to bury his grandfather. Meanwhile, Bo was admitted to the hospital for pancreatic failure. Belle stayed by Shawn's side as his father went through a life-saving pancreatic transplant. Shawn finally forgave Belle for her affair with Philip, and they decided to reunite with a fresh start. After Bo's successful surgery, Belle and Shawn decided to take Claire and sail around the world on the Fancy Face 4, a boat John bought for them. They promised that Salem will always be their home and that they would be back.
Philip_Kiriakis (2005 - 2006 - divorced)
Brady Black (paternal half-brother)
D.J Craig Jr. (maternal half-brother - deceased)
Eric Brady (maternal half-brother)
Samantha_Sami_Brady-_Roberts (maternal half-sister)
Daphne DiMera (paternal biological grandmother - deceased)
Leopold Alamain (paternal adoptive grandfather - deceased)
Philomena Alamain (paternal adoptive grandmother/paternal biological great-aunt - deceased)
Frank Evans (maternal grandfather)
Martha Evans (maternal grandmother)
Lawrence Alamain (paternal adoptive uncle/paternal biological first cousin)
Tony_DiMera (paternal biological half-uncle)
Samantha Evans (maternal aunt - deceased)
Nicholas Alamain (paternal adoptive cousin/paternal biological second cousin)
Will_Roberts (maternal half-nephew)
Vivian Alamain (paternal adoptive great-aunt)
Robert Evans (maternal great-uncle)
Trista Evans (maternal first cousin - deceased)
Marlena is shocked to find out that Shawn and Belle bought a boat and they're leaving Salem. She assumes wrongly that they're taking a short trip but Belle tells her they'll be a long time away. They've told most everyone. Sami arrives and she too is surprised that they're leaving town. Marlena does not want them to leave and Sami jokes that she's forbidding it. She'll be so lonely with them gone. Marlena is angry when she finds that John has bought them a boat. Sami takes Shawn and Claire into the kitchen and Marlena blasts Belle for accepting the boat but Belle thinks this is his way of showing he cares. "This is not your father," Marlena says and thinks she should seriously consider taking the gift. She doesn't want her to read much into it. Belle doesn't find it fun to be psychoanalyzed by her mom but she knows she's right. Still, she thinks John is trying, even though he doesn't know it. She loves him and will take what she can get! Marlena calls her daughter wise. Marlena gives Belle her blessing and admits she's not happy with her taking the boat from her father but she'll be okay. She'll never give up on John, she says. Belle promises they'll keep in touch. Belle calls it strange that Claire bonded with John when nobody else could. Marlena hopes this has softened his heart enough for him to fall in love. Marlena promises to pray for her daily and Belle says she'll keep her in her heart and asks if she could come visit them at some port. Marlena likes that idea and says possibly John will come with her. Belle starts to cry as she says goodbye. Sami arrives at their side and Belle jokes that she can focus her energy on Sami. Sami cries as they realize that girls night will never be the same. A group hug ensues.
At the bar, Sami finds out Shawn's not thrilled with John giving them a boat but he'll go along with it because it makes Belle happy. Claire's finished with her juice and they joke they'll need a bigger boat just for Claire's juice boxes! Sami tells Shawn that their grandparents would be happy for them. They discuss Grandpa Shawn and how much they miss him and Sami says when they're out there sailing, he'll be able to look up at the stars and know he's out there looking down on them. Shawn hugs Sami in thanks. Shawn tells everyone it's time to go and Belle tells them it's a fresh start. She wishes they could come but Sami comments they haven't a boat big enough for all the Bradys! Shawn says Salem's their home and they can't stay away forever.
Belle, Shawn and Claire arrive at the mansion. Rolf lets them in and Belle tells John they're leaving town. John coldly says they didn't have to come all the way down here. They could have called! Belle rolls her eyes and says they're leaving for good. John offers to buy them a boat and when he goes off for juice and champagne with Claire, Belle talks Shawn into allowing John to buy the boat. She thinks he's doing it out of love. Shawn agrees, maybe she is right. Belle wants to get out of there. John returns and Belle is surprised to see Claire with a juice box. John says he knew how much she liked juice so he had the cook buy some. They refuse the champagne and say they'll accept the boat and name it Fancy Face 4! "Glad to do it, dink…" he says. "It's Tink," she corrects and he asks them to treat him like family and use him for as much as they like. Belle starts to cry and hugs John goodbye. "Have fun," he says, uncomfortably. John says goodbye to Claire and tells her he'll miss her. She's the only one in the whole town who really got him. He starts to cry and whispers, "I think there's something in my eye." He tells them not to forget to send a postcard and they leave.
Shawn, Belle and Claire arrive at the hospital to say goodbye to Bo and Hope. Hope has a hard time with it but Bo encourages them to go. They explain about the boat and how they've called the marina and the boat will be ready to leave in the morning! They say goodbye and Hope has a hard time with it. They promise they'll be back and Bo is sure they'll email, use satellite phones and keep in touch. Hugs ensue and Belle thanks Hope for her patience and understanding. Bo tells Shawn to go through the garage and take any equipment they need before they leave. "Sailor man, smooth sailing," Bo says and they salute each other.